Here are some tips for making the most out of your craft stash:
- Buy what you need. Makes sense doesn’t it? But really examine your needs. How many brown ink pads do you really need? I say 1. Your number may be 4, but stick to it! Think very carefully about what you NEED and what you can reasonably do---aka don’t make it overly Wayward.
- Use what you have. Again, this seems obvious, but think about that beautiful paper or paint you bought for the perfect project. Has that project ever happened? For me, that’s a no. Use your supplies, that’s what you bought them for!
- Purge what you don’t need and donate/sell it. Remember when you bought that huge cork board from Goodwill because it was only $2 with great plans to make an amazing craft? Then you got home and got distracted and then wondered how you could actually cut cork board since you don’t have a rotary cutter. Your cork board got put on the back burner and that was 8 months ago. Where you are now, is it likely you will ever get around this craft? Or should you let that cork board go? This goes for all craft supplies. If you’re not going to use it, give it to someone who will. Schools, Girl Scout Troops, and other crafters would love to use your supplies if you are generous enough to give them up. Think about it! If you have items like Cricut cartridges you never use, you could sell those on ebay.
Having just moved, I have done a LOT of number 3. I asked myself “Is this worth the storage space? Am I really going to use this? What purpose would this finished craft serve?” And so, I got rid of a lot of stuff that just worth storing to me.
What supplies could you free yourself of?
**I should mention, I kept that cork board. I want to make a jewelry holder.